Adapting to Leadership in Offshore Schools: A Case Study of Sino-Nova Scotian Schools

Authors

  • Gregory Rodney MacKinnon Acadia University
  • Tyler MacLean Acadia University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.22230/ijepl.2021v17n1a1057

Keywords:

leadership, offshore schools, adaptations, culture of schooling

Abstract

A mixed-methods study including 22 Sino-Nova Scotian school principals in China has established that preparation for leadership in that context requires the consideration of many salient factors. While many North American standards of leadership are an important foundation, effective communication within the multidimensional system is of paramount importance. It was also found that, in order to administer a successful program, principals needed to build stronger social support systems for their teachers and further create a community of practice that included cultural sensitivity and understanding.

Author Biographies

Gregory Rodney MacKinnon, Acadia University

Gregory R. MacKinnon, PhD

Professor of Education

School of Education

Tyler MacLean, Acadia University

BA, BEd, MEd

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Published

2021-03-05

How to Cite

MacKinnon, G. R., & MacLean, T. (2021). Adapting to Leadership in Offshore Schools: A Case Study of Sino-Nova Scotian Schools. International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership, 17(1). https://doi.org/10.22230/ijepl.2021v17n1a1057

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